Natasha Mumba makes her Tarragon debut in The Millennial Malcontent, a raucous exploration of social posing, sexual frankness and emotional minefields. This brand new play from Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Erin Shields is a fierce meditation on the millennial generation, loosely adapted from The Provoked Wife by Sir John Vanbrugh.
We caught up with her this week.
What should we be paying more attention to?
I really don’t know, their seems to be A LOT happening in the world right now and currently it seems like people are looking more for distractions than anything.
What was the last Netflix series you binged on?
I haven’t binged watched a show in a while. The Mindy Project has been a constant for some time now.
One new thing you learned this year?
I finally buckled down and learned how to do a handstand.
What memory brings a smile to your face?
My nephews singing the ABC song and specifically the younger one (two) faking his way through it.
What lyric/song/book is resonating with you right now?
“A Little Late on the Train,” Childish Gambino’s Kauai album. Top to bottom, amazing!
Describe the funniest thing you’ve experienced in recent memory.
Is it sad I can’t think of one? I laugh all the time. It’s all a blur.
Best advice you’ve been given?
The secret tips to getting more food in your burrito bowl at Chipotle. Thank you, BuzzFeed.
What is the best part of being your current age?
Getting to meet a wide assortment of new people.
What word or phrase should we use more often?
I think any kind of compliment you can offer someone, go for it.
What’s on your night table?
A colouring book and crayons.
What one item would you be lost without (besides your phone)?
Laptop…sorry. I like technology.
Biggest theatre-related pet peeve?
I think the correct thing to say is tardiness.
What trends are you loving right now?
Making my own everything. Granola is currently what’s going down. It’s an addiction.
Who was your celebrity crush when you were a kid?
The Red Ranger on Power Rangers. Specifically which actor? Who knows…as long as he was sporting that red suit, I was game.
Catch Natasha in The Millennial Malcontent at Tarragon Theatre from February 28 to April 9, 2017.